Welcome to the
Regional Centers for Workforce Transformation
We are regional collaborations created to develop the competencies and ethics of New York’s 110,000 Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) who support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Together with service providers, DSPs, people with disabilities, their families, and other stakeholders, the RCWT are building workforce capacity based on the NYS DSP Core Competencies and the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals’ Code of Ethics.
DSPs define the quality of every service by their understanding, competence and ethical commitment. Service transformation is possible with workforce transformation.
The Regional Centers for Workforce Transformation (RCWT) schedules FREE trainings and presentations in six regions of New York State. View our training scheduled and register today.
The Regional Centers for Workforce Transformation (RCWT) has a comprehensive online library of Videos, Training Information, Webinars, and many other resources available to service providers, family members, advocates, and people receiving support.
The Code of Ethics and Core Competencies adopted by the NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) apply to all Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) across the state, working in both private and public sector programs.
RCWT Blog: Updates, News, & Announcements
This year’s State Budget will contain the funds requested by the #bfair2DirectCare campaign to increase wages for Direct Support Professionals (DSPs). Governor Andrew Cuomo, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, and Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan attended a recent...read more
How are provider agencies supposed to evaluate a DSP who may be working for several different programs throughout the year? The answer isn’t always easy or clear cut. If a Direct Support Professional (DSP) in a time limited Family Support Services (FSS) programs is a...read more
Frontline Supervisors (FLSs) sometimes offer direct support to people with disabilities. However, since FLSs are not Direct Support Professionals (DSPs), they are not subject to evaluations like DSPs. The Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) is...read more
The Regional Centers for Workforce Transformation (RCWT) are looking for agencies across New York State to host FREE training workshops. The Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL) is offering three, FREE workshops through September 2017, and the RCWT are seeking...read more
DSPs are no longer being trained as Caregivers A Direct Support Professional (DSP) is someone who works directly with people who have intellectual or developmental disabilities. DSPs aim to assist people in realizing their full potential. They help people become...read more